The iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES kicked off their triple header concert tour last week in West Wendover, Nevada, unveiling a true classic rock triple header by performing three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert: 1971's THE YES ALBUM, 1972's CLOSE TO THE EDGE, and 1977's GOING FOR THE ONE (track listing for all three albums listed below).
This tour marks the first time since 1973 that YES--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON--have performed an album onstage in its entirety.
Chris Epting of Aol's NOISECREEP.COM said of the 3/6 Los Angeles show at the Orpheum: "Last night...Yes demonstrated why they remain one of the most vaunted and respected musical forces in progressive rock among both fans and players alike...Singer Jon Davison, now a year into his role as front man demonstrated from the outset that he is more than up to the task...At one time it was about exploration, experimentation and an elegant, seamless blending of many musical styles into one space-age storm that remains inspired, atmospheric and very hard to categorize. This was a feast for the followers; faithful renditions for the many die hard starship troopers that were no doubt reliving many scrapbook Yes memories over the years. But the show was not about mere nostalgia. This is a band that still feels strangely new, simply by doing what they do, pushing the boundaries and presenting songs that, like the wildly colorful and original Roger Dean artwork that represents them, are just beautifully designed and built to last." (3/7/13) Meanwhile, Ben Wener, writing in the THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER (3/7/13) of the same show, noted that Jon Davison "effortlessly and powerfully nails even the most skyscraping notes."
The YES tour will include shows in New York (4/9, Beacon Theatre), Toronto (4/11, Massey Hall), Detroit (4/12, Fox Theatre) and more. See the full itinerary below. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the below links in the tour itinerary. Moreover, YES is proud to provide special show packages, which include near-stage seating, a meet and greet with the band, exclusive limited-edition gifts from YES, and much more. For more information and to purchase YES packages, visit the below links.
Founded in 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces "Roundabout," "Close to the Edge," "I've Seen All Good People," "Owner of a Lonely Heart," and countless others. Having sold tens of millions of records over its four-decade career, Yes continues creating masterful music that inspires fans and musicians from around the world. For more information on Yes, visit yesworld.com. Join Yes on Twitter and Facebook at twitter.com/yesofficial and facebook.com/yestheband respectively.
The Yes Album (1971)
Yours Is No Disgrace
a: Life Seeker
I've Seen All Good People
a: Your Move
b: All Good People
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